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Women's History Month


In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme honors “the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.” Source: National Women’s History Museum

To raise awareness, WKU is hosting a series of events throughout the month.

If you are interested in attending our Women's Appreciation Banquet, please RSVP at the following link .

 

representative minter proclamation

 

Women's History Month Kickoff & Proclamation 

WKU held a Women’s History Month kick-off event on Monday, March 2, 2020 in the lobby of WKU’s Downing Student Union. Representative Patti Minter, the first woman elected in Warren County to the Kentucky General Assembly, presented a citation in honor of WKU’s Women’s History Month.

 

 

feminine hygiene drive flyer

 

Feminine Hygiene Drive 

Join us during Women’s History Month for a feminine hygiene drive! We are accepting tampons, panty liners, deodorant, etc. 

 

Meet us in DSU Lobby on the following dates to donate: March 4, 16, 18, 23, 25!

 

 

Vision Board Meet & Greet

March 3rd @ 6pm 

DSU Nite Class

What's your Vision? Let's share our 2020 visions together. 

Hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

HOLAS Movie Night
March 5th, TBD

Information Coming Soon

Women's History March

March 17th @ 5:30pm

Centennial Mall

The Eta Zeta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will be hosting their first Annual Women's Suffrage March. This march is for women all around the world, to show appreciation for the hard work that they do. We encourage all participants to bring signs that showcase the importance of Women's History Month.

 

 

1,000 Teal Ribbons & #MeToo

March 18th @ 5pm 

Location TBD

This one hour program will share about Tarana Burke and her impact on the #MeToo Movement for Women's History Month. There will also be a table discussion. Participants will help make 1,000 teal ribbons for Sexual Assault Prevention Month.

Firsts in #WKUWomensHistory

March 19th @ 10am - 2pm

DSU First Floor Lobby

Information Coming Soon

Dear Mama Week

March 23rd - 27th

DSU First Floor Lobby

Visit Building Men of Worth to write a letter to a special woman in your life. 

 

 

The Seeds Implanted In Me

March 23rd @ 9am - 1pm

Young women from the Bowling Green community will be invited to Western Kentucky University to receive empowerment from local student organizations and mentors.

Sponsors: Sister Act Mentoring, Intercultural Student Engagement Center

Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man
March 24th

TBD

Why do men and women disagree on so many topics? Join us for this interactive seminar to engage in conversation about how men and women can role model positive communication skills.

Sponsors: Building Men of Worth, Intercultural Student Engagement Center

Feminine Hygiene Packing Party

March 25th @ 5pm

DSU 2086

Join us to pack care packages full of hygiene products for the local WKU & Bowling Green community.

Refreshments will be served.

 

"On The Basis of Sex"

March 25th @ 5:30pm

Cherry Hall 125

Join us for a viewing of the film, “On the Basis of Sex”. There will be a discussion following the film by Dr. Victoria Gordon, Professor of Political Science.

Women’s Appreciation Event
March 26th @ 6pm

DSU Nite Class

Come restore Mind, Body, & Soul at this Women’s Appreciation Event! There will be activities such as sugar scrubs, face masks, and much more! Refreshments will be served!

Sponsor: Campus Activities Board

Women’s Appreciation Dinner

April 1st @ 6pm

Augenstein Alumni Center in the Robertson - Feix Ballroom

Our FREE Women’s Appreciation Dinner will be an elegant night filled with classy live music, rich food, and an engaging guest speaker. Please join us in honoring and celebrating the achievements of women at Western Kentucky University.

This Appreciation Dinner is an opportunity for us to highlight the successes of women in a variety of roles, and to lift up those doing work in areas that may go unrecognized as "women's work" or more feminized labor.

 

Photos provided by the WKU Archives.

For more information, contact the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC), at 270-745-5066.


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